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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

Wells, England
+44 1749 988111
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Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat with resident Mute swans, you can cross the Drawbridge to experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells. The Palace sits within 14 acres of RHS partner gardens, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name. In the Arboretum is the newly developed "Dragon's Lair" children's playground to tire out little legs. There are daily Guided Tours, a Cafe serving delicious lunches, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Dogs are welcome on leads.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wells, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very disappointed with the palace it's self only really one room (the long gallery) with anything in it worth seeing. The gardens however are beautiful, and the actual wells are very interesting.

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came to Wells to see the gardens but thought it would be quite small. Boy were we wrong! The gardens are HUGE and packed full of history. The cafe is great and the photo opportunities are fantastic! Would recommend!

Thank Adam G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit. I particularly enjoyed the art exhibition in the palace. Perhaps not enough to keep us there too long but will return to see the gardens in summer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were lovely when we visited, with some striking tulips in full bloom. The Palace has a very relaxed atmosphere and many interesting portraits of previous bishops of Bath and Wells. Good value for money and well worth a visit, with quite a fe...More

Thank 950andrew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice walk around the moat watching the ducks. I did not pay to enter, but nonetheless the garden was beautiful, you can have tea at the garden. Nice to spend 30min here while in Wells.

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palce, chapel and grounds are well worth a visit.the sory of the palace on a video in the palace itself give a running 'Time Team graphical illustration of how it how it has progressed over many years. There was a Croqut match on the...More

Thank bonardancer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a charming spot that I wish I could have spent more time here after touring Wells Cathedral. The gardens are lovely, and it was fun to watch the croquet being played on the palace lawn.

Thank U6202SAkarena
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute "must see" if you visit England's smallest city. Surprisingly large, this collection of different gardens are beautifully designed and tended to appeal to both humans and wildlife. Even on a busy day they are not crowded and are supremely peaceful and on turning...More

Thank Assistyg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place, absolutely fantastic. Full of history, a great building, splendid gardens, and a nic restaurant. Do the guided tour, a great insight to the buildings, the gardens, if you don’t you’ll miss things. After spending four hours exploring, the restaurant was a...More

Thank Countryciderman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bishops Palace is a great place to head for, have a relaxing coffee or meal with a lovely view of the Palace and maybe see the Crockett players. Start with a walk around the lovely gardens and see the Wells the City is named...More

Thank Thomas P
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strongmanlondon
6 March 2018|
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Response from Bishops_Palace | Property representative |
Hi - we're an independent trust and our entrance tickets go towards the maintenance and conservation of the Palace & Gardens, so I'm afraid there are no discounts for English Heritage or National Trust. We are members of the... More
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tetrarch
16 March 2017|
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Response from Bishops_Palace | Property representative |
Hello. If you call us in advance, we can book you a blue badge space at the Palace. 01749 988 111.
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bigcat57
8 October 2016|
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Yes , on lead.
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